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Professional Bio


Krysia Carmel Nelson has been representing clients in Virginia's state and federal courts for almost 20 years.  She also serves as a consultant on equine law issues to attorneys and businesses nationwide.  As a member of the prestigious CJA Panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, she has developed an unique federal appellate practice.  As an Administrative Law Judge for the Virginia Supreme Court, her extensive experience in administrative law is invaluable when representing clients before agencies, professional boards, and a variety of regulatory bodies (particularly those governing equestrian sport, such as USEF and FEI). 

Krysia Nelson, Esq.
(434) 979-0053

eqlaw@aol.com

Education

Law School : Villanova University, JD 1995

Undergraduate School : Dartmouth College, BA 1992

 

Biography:   Hearing Officer, Virginia Supreme Court, 2000- . Editor, Equine Law & Business Letter, 1995-. Virginia Department of Education: Special Education Hearing Officer, 2000-; Complaint Appeal Reviewer, Hearing Officer Evaluator, Special Projects Counsel, 2005-.  Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996-.  Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University, 2005-2009.  CJA Panel Attorney, WDVA, 1996-2007. 

 

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Bar Admission: Virginia, 1995
  • Court Admissions:  Supreme Court of Virginia, 1995; United States Supreme Court, 1999; United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1996; United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1995; US Tax Court, 1997; United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia, 1997; United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2008

 

Reported Cases: U.S. v. Fuller, 22 F. Supp. 2d 526 (W.D.Va. 1998); U.S. v. Carrington, 57 F. Supp. 2d 345 (W.D.Va. 1999); U.S. v. Carrington, 301 F.3d 204 (4th Cir. 2002); Carrington v. U.S., 531 U.S. 1062 (2001); U.S. v. Thomas, 128 Fed. Appx. 986 (4th Cir. 2005); U.S. v. Clarke, 237 Fed. Appx. 831 (4th Cir. 2007); U.S. v. Clarke, 128 S. Ct. 683 (U.S., 2007); U.S. v. Polk, 253 Fed. Appx. 294 (4th Cir. 2007); U.S. v. Hill, 254 Fed. Appx. 221 (4th Cir. 2007); U.S. v. McMillan, 346 Fed. Appx. 945 (4th Cir. 2009); U.S. v. Jackson, 706 F.3d 264 (4th Cir. 2013); et al.

Publications

 Equine Law & Business Letter, Editor/Publisher.  Legal newsletter reporting on significant issues, cases and law practice developments affecting the horse industry, since 1990.  This is a quarterly publication with a paying subscription base. 

The Equine Activity Liability Acts: A Discussion Of Those In Existence And  Suggestions For A Model Act, 83 Kentucky Law Journal 157 (1994); also Published with Materials for University of Kentucky College of Law, 9th Annual National Conference on Equine Law (May, 1994). 

Horse Activities Engaged In For Profit (Or Not?), Published with Materials for University of Kentucky College of Law, Published with Materials for the 12th Annual National Conference on Equine Law (May, 1997).

 Liability For Undisclosed Commissions In Equine Sales, Published with Materials for University of Kentucky College of Law, 17th Annual National Conference on Equine Law (May, 2002).

 Lease Agreements, Published with Materials for University of Kentucky College of Law, 23rd Annual National Conference on Equine Law (May, 2008).

 Liability Issues In Boarding Agreements And Drafting Solutions To Avoid Problems, Published with Materials for University of Kentucky College of Law, 23rd Annual National Conference on Equine Law (May, 2010).

 Service Animals 101, Published with Materials for Virginia CLE’s Animal Law Seminar (2009); National Equine Law Conference (2013)

Animal Law, Virginia CLE Animal Law Seminar (2013)

 Animal Law Jeopardy, Published with Materials for Virginia CLE’s Animal Law Seminar (2009)

 Hearing Officer Ethics, Published with Materials for the Virginia Department of Education Hearing Officer Training (2007-present)

 The Gavel, Editor and contributor. Newsletter of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, 1995-2002.  

 Champion, Editor and contributor. Newsletter of the Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 1999-2002.

 Phelpsports.com: Legal commentator since 2008.

Warmblood Magazine: Legal commentator since 2012.

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